the smell

Tradition, passed down from generations no longer remembered, dictated that it be so.  They no longer questioned the need or relevance of killing.  Besides, they had grown to relish the smell of blood.

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Word Count: 33

This dark tale was inspired by today’s Trifextra:

“In The Scorpio Races, author Maggie Stiefvater writes, “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”  Give us the next thirty-three words of this story, as you imagine it.  Take it wherever you like, but make it original and make it 33 words exactly.

If you want to find out more about Maggie Stiefvater, check out her Twitter here and her Facebook here.  If you use her words on your page, please be sure to credit her.”

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33 thoughts on “the smell

  1. it’s interesting to me that when we become accustomed to something, that when we come to depend on it, how even the evil in it, is overlooked.

    great 33. TGIF.

    • Yep. After awhile we don’t even think about what we are doing anymore, the thoughts of good/evil don’t enter into it. “That’s the way it’s always been done.”

      Have a great day.

  2. Scary thing about tradition. This reminds me of a place I worked several years ago…they had signs up all over the place- the red circle with a slash through it and “We’ve always done it this way” written inside. They wanted people to think about how to make things better, but still, some people didn’t get it…change was too much!

    • Sometimes it isn’t even about being afraid of change – it’s no longer have the mindset to think about why you are doing something and wonder if there is a better way to do it. It’s like breathing… we don’t think about that, it’s just part of who we are.

  3. Habits die hard and when a community adopts /adapts to that,it sometimes becomes “tradition”-a terrible thing to get used to the smell of blood-yikes!

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